SF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC PLAYERS open the season with a stunning assembly of forces for a world premiere of a new, site-responsive work by Bang On A Can founding composer Michael Gordon. Joining the program is the Grammy Award-winning vocal octet ROOMFUL OF TEETH and Bay Area wind quintet SPLINTER REEDS. Angel Island serves as a focal point for this powerful new work's exploration of the larger themes embedded in the history of immigration.
The Players’ uncork their season with Oceanic Migrations, featuring the premiere of a commissioned work by Michael Gordon inspired by the experiences of immigrants detained and processed on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay. The vocal octet Roomful of Teeth and the quintet Splinter Reeds (pictured) join the players to bring it to life.